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Can Stomach Virus Cause Ulcer
Not directly: Stomach or gastric ulcers are not likely to cause diarrhea, but treatments for it can (side effects). Many of the antacid meds such as zantac/pepcid, prilosec, Prevacid (lansoprazole) etc...All can do that. Also, people having ulcers may try to change their diet which may cause trouble with stool. Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel can ulcer-like pain too, so consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria can cause reflux issues. Probiotics as well as otc medications for reflux can be helpful. If symptoms last more than 2 wks, see your family physician. ...Read more
Yea : If you take antibiotics to treat ulcer. ...Read more
Stress affects GI: Functioning, including stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, increase or decrease in appetite, etc., and it certainly seems to contribute to ulcer activity in many people. But an australian physician discovered in 1982 that the bacterium helicobacter pylori plays a major role in stomach and duodenal ulcers. Manage stress and check with a physician about an antibiotic for stomach ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications, such as aspirin. Gastritis may also be caused by helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that can live in the stomach. Without treatment, this infection can lead to ulcers and, in some people, stomach cancers. ...Read more
Chronic pancreatitis: Interesting question. Chronic pancreatitis per se does not cause gastric ulcers, but the level of physiologic stress caused by the disease can certainly be a causative factor. Judging by your history of chronic pancreatitis, abdominal pain and diarrhea you should be on some form of gastric acid blocker such as Omeprazole and also pancreatic enzyme supplements. ...Read more
Can chronic gastritis/stomach irritation without h pylori cause stomach cancer? How likely is it?
Not common: The origin of most stomach cancers seen today are near upper cardio esophageal site. The h pylori is needed since the gastritis and resulting ulcer are healed from bone marrow stem cells migrating to ulcer site. The h pylori toxin induces malignant transformation. It is rare for the inflammatory process to induce Ca without a secondary form of intervention. ...Read more
Trauma: Can happen from getting hit in the stomach, being in a car accident while wearing a seat belt, repetitive vomiting or retching. Sometime acid irritation or gastritis could cause streaks of damage rather than a discrete pit (ulcer). Then again there is the common cause of sword swallowing :-). ...Read more
Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more
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